The list below is not in order but based on the popular factory outlets in Jalan Riau. Again, this article is based on my trip here in 2009, I am sure many new outlets have mushroomed while some of the popular ones are still here.
The Secret Factory Outlet at Jalan Riau is the first outlet you see when you get there. Nice design and very modern. Inside, the decor is one of the best around from what I have seen. The area is divided into three areas. The main adult shopping, a courtyard with toilets, free wi-fi and some stalls selling food and drinks. Then they have a kids section on the opposite side of the building.
As mentioned above about the brands, just be cautious about the super luxury labels as they are 99% most likely fakes. So, if it floats your boat, then why not? Go for it!
For the parents with kids, you will find these factory outlets a wonderland! There are just so many choices available for children with prices ranging from Rp.10,000 to Rp.50,000. Gap, Guess and you name it for the kids. A true deal if you ask me.
JALAN RIAU OUTLET RATINGS
Child Friendly: Yes, but with intensive walking and shopping, your kid is going to hit the sack after lunch.
Pram Friendly: There are walkways connecting most of the outlets.
Elderly Friendly: Because the Outlets are located along the main roads, there is some walking to do.
Wheelchair Friendly: Not really but you can get around.
Food Friendly: Plenty of hawkers around if you must eat. Otherwise, some of the outlet areas may have a restaurant or cafe.
Toilet Friendly: If I am not mistaken, all outlets have toilets inside which are decent and clean. None of that Malaysian style toilets.
Safety: Very safe in the Factory Outlet areas.
Road Crossing: Outlets are opposite each other on the main road so you will need to cross the roads. There is no Zebra Crossing. Anywhere will do.
Smoking: No smoking in the Outlets. But puff away outside if you must as ashtrays are provided.